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PARIS Louvre

19/08/2014
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Talent
Styling: Alexia Petsinis
Photography: Valerie Bong

Excited to be sharing with you some photos of the beautiful fashion blogger and writer, Alexia P from Pascal Et Al seen in our previous Paris photos. I feel so overwhelming blessed to have captured the iconic beauty of the Louvre in my photography.  Distinctively remembering it being quite overcast when these photos were taken and vaguely remember my feet being extremely wet (I think my canvas shoes had been soaked through the day before while in Disneyland resulting me to be wearing flip flops on the beautiful streets of Paris, and trust me, NOT my ideal situation! ).

 I always love my photography collabs with Alexia, such a stunning beauty and an all round amazing lady, its always so so amazing, may it be in Paris, Melbourne or any where else in the world!

Today I was helping my dear friend, Alex understand the concepts of photography (explaining ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture isn’t always the easiest) and am now inspired to share some photography tips with you guys!

Photography Tip #1: Learn to shoot with natural light.
Natural light is the best lighting to get those dreamy portrait photos (and my favourite type of lighting!) Experiment by shooting the same subject during different times of the day to practice adapting your camera settings to specific lighting situations.

Let me know how you go!

Sending our love to you

val copyValerie Bong   –  Founder & Content Executive
Val is an Arts/Commerce student currently based in Leeds, UK. As a photographer and documenter she loves celebrating the beauty of the world. With her love for capturing special moments she specialises in fashion, wedding, family and event photography.

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From Paris With Love

19/07/2014
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Clothing: Hugo Boss and Portmans 
Model & Styling: Alexia Petsinis (from Pascal Et Al.)
Makeup: Stephanie Broad 
Photography: Valerie Bong 

Hello Dear Ones

Ever since I’ve followed bloggers such as Gary Pepper GirlZanita and Paris in Four Months I had always dreamed of shooting stunning images in front of the romantic and historical Eiffel Tower joining many other photographers before me. To me, it is such a symbol of Romanticism, of class and glamour and of a time where style was so delicate and refined.

My travels were filled with moments of wonder, moments of delight, moments of magic and moments to remember. Indescribable moments which I had to pinch myself and count my lucky stars. Shooting with the amazing Alexia from Pascal Et Al. with the grandeur of Paris as our backdrop, was one of those memorable moments. Taken in the presence of the amazing Eiffel Tower with the beauty of the Parisian landscape as our inspiration, these images encapsulates the classic Parisian beauty and fulfilled my dream of shooting in Paris. I am so proud of these images and so excited to being sharing them with you.

Our days together, spent with our dear friends Kate and Steph, involved finding stunning locations in Paris, eating macaroons and creating beautiful images.

Keep Chasing your dreams my Dear Ones, you never know when they will happen!

The above locations in order;

1) Laduree (Best Macaroons  in Paris, as seen in our Instagram )
2) Trocadero (Best place to view the Eiffel Tower)
3) Alexander III Bridge (The Most Beautiful Bridge in Paris)

Finally back in Melbourne after six months.

If anyone is interested in any collaboration shoot us a message!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

val copyValerie Bong   –  Founder & Content Executive
Val is an Arts/Commerce student currently based in Melbourne.  As a photographer and documenter she loves celebrating the beauty of the world. With her love for capturing special moments she specialises in fashion, wedding, family and event photography.

Website Twitter / Linkedin 

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BAO BAO: ISSEY MIYAKE

30/06/2014
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Bonjour My Dears!

I know I said my last post I was sharing pictures of Florence but I couldn’t resist showing you these photos of the amazing Louve and my ‘borrowed bag’.

I always seem to be passing through a city when something exciting is happening. (Very much unintentionally!) So have been very lucky to have arrived in Paris during the time of Paris Fashion Week. Hence alot of good looking individuals and wonderful opportunities for sneaky street fashion photos.

This amazing bag which I was given the pleasure of posing with, is Bao Bao by isseymiyake. As soon as I saw this technicolour and geometric design, I was in love. This amazing pattern  is a common trend throughout their entire colourful collection. which seem to change colour and capture the light in completely wonderful ways.  The contours, the rendering make Bao Bao seem like a piece of art (an art piece which also conveniently can hold your wallet, phone and lipstick) which feels so great to hold, as it seem to mould itself your arm and fingers.

Sadly, this gorgeous bag doesn’t belong to me but to the amazing Anya and Bella who were holidaying and working in Paris for the week. Anya works for Issey Miyake and was there for Paris fashion week and Bella (who actually took these photos of me) was lucky enough to come for the holiday! Thanks so much to these wonderful ladies for letting me vigorously inspect your Bao Bao bags and to be in awe of this amazing piece of design.

And the final image, is probably one of the most famous ladies in the world. The Mona Lisa, man that lady knows how to command a room!

Hoping to show you more of Paris and of my favourite parts of Italy

Love

val copyValerie Bong   –  Founder & Content Executive
Val is an Arts/Commerce student currently based in Leeds, UK. As a photographer and documenter she loves celebrating the beauty of the world. With her love for capturing special moments she specialises in fashion, wedding, family and event photography.

Website Twitter / Linkedin